Dinosaur Hunt

Texas-115 Million Years Ago

By Karen Carr; Karen Carr (Illustrator)
(HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780060297039, 48pp.)

Publication Date: October 1, 2002

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Description

On a muddy riverbank, a hungry dinosaur stalks her prey. From her hiding place in the nearby trees, she spies a giant, four-legged plant eater. At the right moment, she leaps from the trees and lunges at the slower dinosaur, tearing at its flanks with teeth and sharp claws.

It's an average day in southern Texas, 115 million years ago.

This dinosaur attack happened. We know for certain, because these two animals left their footprints in the mud -- and they're still there, hardened into stone for all to see. Dinosaur Hunt presents this dramatic event and brings the two combatants vividly back to life. It is the tale of a young Acrocanthosaurus, a predatory dinosaur similar to T. rex. As she grows she learns to hide, hunt, and survive in the eat-or-be-eaten age of dinosaurs.

The astounding, lifelike art of Karen Carr transports us to this strange and threatening world and re-creates one of the most gripping tales a few footprints ever told.




About the Author

Wildlife and naturalist artist Karen Carr's artwork and sculpture has been featured in magazines and books, zoos and museums, in the United States, Japan, and Europe. She previously illustrated a book on Texas dinosaurs called Lone Star Dinosaurs, written by paleontologist Dr. Louis Jacobs. Her dinosaur murals are on display in museums and universities throughout the southwestern United States. A fourth-generation Texas native, Karen Carr now lives near Dallas.



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